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While waiting for all the pieces and parts to come together on the quilt I'm working on I wanted to make some summer tops for preschool aged DGDs. The problem, I want to use cotton, which really doesn't work for DD style and Joanne's didn't have anything that I liked . Light bulb moment to day when I was in the city, I went to a thrift store and bought four large sized men's dress shirts, cotton with wrinkle release. Not to mention I paid less than what it would cost for a yard of fabric,
good for you...and the planet! upcycle those old shirts...
I have not had any reports of problems with t shirt fabric "running". And I've stopped going around/avoiding the logo too. It doesn't pierce some of them, but as long as you aren't running too fsat, the thread doesn't skip or fray - I use superior threads so fine. If I go too fast it will fray, but the tension stays fine.
My DD asked for a polymer clay dragonfly to put in her garden. I have some metallic clay that I used for the wings of this critter so I'm calling it a dragonfly.
loverly!!! most beautimus!!
That little fella will brighten her garden!
This is what I finished up last week. Its for DH as he is involved with a dirt track race team and is always saying gears matter. It is an adaption of Rob Appel's Gears pattern. None of the picture I took show it but a doodle quilted race cars in the dark grey area. I stitched "gears matter" in the top blue and "green flag drops: now" in the bottom lt blue. In the border I used the same color thread and you can only see it up close, I stitched some of the sponsors.
I hope everyone is finding a little time to relax b sewing and finding joy in life.
Her name is Suzy Q! It is not computerized and I have to use a foot pedal but that's okay. It has a deep throat of 12.5 inches so it is ideal for quilting larger quilts which is what I've been looking for a long time. My Brother only has a throat space of 4 inches and that is just way too small a space for quilting and takes a lot of time wrangling the quilt under it. I had my first lesson at Kiki's today! Thank you Doug! Best part is that she was on sale for under $1000, comes with a long warranty and free classes! She is very heavy so I won't be taking her to classes and I think, unless Doug helps me move it, that this is her permanent home!
She sews like a dream! I'm so very happy and excited!